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Helen (Wills) Riley

Born: Mon., Jun. 15, 1942
Died: Fri., Aug. 7, 2020


5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 08, 2020
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Aug. 09, 2020
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

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Helen Riley, age 78 passed away on Friday, August 7th, 2020 in Celina, TN at the home of her daughter. Helen was born on June 15, 1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Frank Edward Wills and Genevie Pearl Mundon Thomas. Helen was of the Baptist faith, had worked at several area sewing factories and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Lester Bee Riley, two sons, Lester Bee Riley, Jr. and Johnny Riley, three grandchildren, Melissa Branham, Sarah Jo Waid, and Ryan Cleary, and five siblings, Frank Wills, Billy Lee Eads, Laura Carolina Wills, Phillip Gene Thomas, and Paul David Thomas

Survivors Include:
Five Sons- Mark Riley and his wife Teresa, Matthew Riley, Robert Riley and his wife Kim, and Fate Riley all of Burkesville, KY and Luke Riley and his wife Jessie of Tompkinsville, KY
Two Daughters- Karen Smith and her friend Clark of Celina, TN, and Kathy Waid and her husband Greg of Burkesville, KY
One Sister- Dorothy Fisher of Indianapolis, IN
18 Grandchildren, 31 Great Grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews

Funeral Service:
Sunday, August 09, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in Riley Family Cemetery.  Family requests visitation on Saturday, August 8th from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

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Ashley Hernandez (monroe)
   Posted Fri August 07, 2020
Prayers hugs love sent to the family
My heart felt condolences helen was such a sweet hearted person may she rest easy in heaven with her beautiful white angel wings

Debbie Lambert
   Posted Sat August 08, 2020
Debbie Crawford Lambert

Words can’t describe the love Aunt Helen has for children. She loved music and dancing. She was a great cook and never hesitated to put together a meal for an unexpected visit. That meal was for about TWENTY people! She was a jewel. Love and prayers to ours cousins and their families

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